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disaster, 22%. >> fascinating. great. uh, i did not think it was sputnik. i didn't think anything was in sputnik. um-- [giggles] um-- i don't want to get this wrong. >> no, you want to get it right. >> so i'm gonna just-- i'm just gonna use my "50/50" also. >> okay, final? >> yeah, yeah, final. >> all right, let's--yeah-- all right, let's help her out. let's take two incorrect answers away please. >> no. no. >> no. so here's where you are. 22% with the chernobyl disaster. the sputnik 5 space flight also left with 56%. >> uh, well, i'm going to, i guess, we went to the moon in '69 because we were afraid about sputnik. you know, they were sending and we didn't, and so we were like, "let's go!" i can't remember when chernobyl was right now.
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which is frustrating me. >> right. >> um, i guess i will go with the audience. uh, b, final answer. >> this is what prompted kennedy to say, "let's go!" that's right. >> all right! you guys! you guys! thank you! >> that is right! [horn blares] $3,000. that sound means that time is up for today, but you're coming back. >> all right. >> so let's go! >> okay! >> thanks for watching. for everyone who's been a part of this, i'm chris harrison. we'll see you next time here on "millionaire." [cheers and applause] closed captioning sponsored by: (vo) new tidy cats lightweight with glade. all the strength and freshness, now easy to lift! half the weight, smells great. find the litter that works best for you. every home, every cat.
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>> russia declared a flu russia declared a flu epidemic and say the influenza virus has spread across the country from eastern europe. hospitals are busy treating patients with high fevers in moscow. as many as 70 deaths are also reported. public health investigators say most cases are h1n1 bird flu. we have new details about the drug that may have saved pamela anderson's life. >> you recall she made headlines by revealing she's now free of hepatitis c after more than a decade. we're learning more about the treatment that cured her. abc's jim avila with the story. >> reporter: for pamela anderson who saved lives on tv, it seemed
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like a real death sentence. >> they told me that i would die in ten years. >> reporter: diagnosed with help tight hepatitis "c." >> i just think looking back that i maybe was a little more reckless than i would have been. i think it's always kind of hanging over your head. >> reporter: but then three months ago, the incurable suddenly cured in a 12-week medical miracle. >> 12 weeks and gone, yes. >> reporter: anderson had taken the new drug sovaldi and is back promoting vegan shoes and a new cooking show. she had good health insurance covering the near six-figure price tag. not everyone is so lucky, which is why i'm staking out this man. >> i'm fred upton. >> reporter: fred upton, congressman from michigan, who over the last five years has blocked every bill proposed in congress to change the law that prevents medicare from negotiating the price of prescription drugs. >> the government isn't getting the best prices for their drugs because the government can't negotiate. >> we'll talk a little later. >> we've been trying to talk to you for two months.
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>> reporter: the congressman says $300,000 in donations he received from drug companies in 2014 has nothing to do with it. and he's working on a bill of his own to fix the problem. >> look to the right. >> reporter: but for now, only the wealthy and well-insured often have access to expensive miracle cures. >> i was really fortunate. >> reporter: jim avila, abc news, detroit. do you know having medicare negotiate drug prices is something that donald trump says he agrees, hillary clinton agrees, bernie sanders agrees, but they also say drug companies would never allow that. >> it's fascinating knowing it's brought them all together. so many people suffer from hep c. it's good wide-reaching impacts on all of them. >> true. coming up, the controversial casting choice to play michael jackson. plus, kanye west's twitter war taking a strange turn. we'll explain in "the skinny." if you're a man over 50,
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sound like sports a little bit because we're going to talk about the qb controversy looming over the upcoming super bowl. >> broncos' leader peyton manning under investigation for performance-enhancing drugs. >> the nfl says it is conducting a comprehensive review of allegations that manning had human growth hormones delivered to his house. those allegations arose after a pharmacy intern spoke to al jazeera and their reporters there claiming that manning's wife had shipments of hgh sent from an anti-aging clinic. >> the intern has since recanted his story. the nfl investigation not expected to be complete before super bowl 50. >> okay, so let's get to the other quarterback that is playing in the super bowl. the panthers' cam newton addressing the criticism that he's faced throughout his career, playing a position commonly played by white folks in a league where more than two-thirds of the players are black. >> and newton aware of the criticism he's faced early in his career for his behavior yesterday addressed his detractors.
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>> i'm an african-american quarterback that may scare a lot of people because they haven't seen nothing that they can compare me to. >> doug williams? anyway, panthers' head coach ron rivera defended his quarterback saying, i don't think he wants to be known as an african-american quarterback. i think he wants to be known as a quarterback and a great one at that. all right. and speaking of race, it's been an interesting casting choice to play michael jackson. despite all the uproar over the racially skewed oscar nominees the british television channel sky hearts has reportedly cast joseph fiennes to play the late king of pop. >> yeah. in case you're wondering, joseph is white, even though jackson was black at one point. however, his appearance did famously change quite a bit over the latter half of his life, which is when the made-for-tv movie takes place. it's about the fabled road trip
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that jackson took with elizabeth taylor and marlon brando in 2001. the trio attempting to drive home from new york to l.a. after 9/11. what do you think of it? >> very interesting. i wonder if marlon brando will be played by a black guy. >> maybe reuben studdard. i don't know. >> no. >> but clearly, i mean, you know, joseph fiennes has a bigger nose than michael jackson. so i don't know about the casting choice. >> you know, it's interesting. a lot of controversy over that choice. next up, kanye west and his heavy presence on twitter as he gets ready to release his new album. >> yesterday we told you about the provocative hip-hop star's change of heart when it comes to the title of his album opting for "waves" over "swish" and posting a shot of his tentative track listing along with the scribblings of his kardashian family members and other clab
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rarities. apparently another rapper is not a fan of the name change. >> wiz khalifa took to social media citing other artists who have used the term. you might imagine kanye did not take kindly to the criticism. >> he hit back with a flurry of tweets that have since been deleted. including you own waves? own your child. oh, smack talk. then he got kind of weird saying i went to look at your twitter and you were wearing cool pants. and then maybe i couldn't be skinny and tall, but i'll settle for being the greatest artist of all time as a consolation. >> right. >> it went back and forth for a little while. >> kept you up. you were following it. >> kept watching it. by the way, miguel has a new song that came out yesterday that is also called "waves." so kanye doesn't own it. >> okay. finally, breaking baby news. tyra banks is a new mom. the supermodel and media guru announced she and her boyfriend erik asla welcomed a baby boy through surrogacy. thanking the angel of a woman who carried their miracle baby
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start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. ♪ ♪ >> trapped in the closet by who? oh, r. kelly. all right. who knew that one. finally, this half hour, you may have treasure trapped in your closet. >> got it now? >> packed with unwanted clothing and old gadgets. >> you could have stashed away $1,000 in valuables and selling it all could be easier than you think. here's abc's rebecca jarvis. >> reporter: throwing away money might have worked for leo's character in "the wolf of wall street," but for the rest of us, making a few extra dollars sounds a lot more enticing. enter learnvest founder alexa von tobel. >> hi. >> how are you? >> reporter: today's goal, show
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mom eliza danielson how to spot 1,000 bucks right inside her closet. first up, turn your old clothes into cash. alexa gives us her secret on how to get the most from sites like tradesy and posh mark. >> doing things as an outfit works well for adult clothes just like this. so you can price them together and get a little bit more money and get rid of more stuff. >> reporter: pairing this dress with the shoes makes an outfit for a quick $100. next, make selling seasonal. >> winter coats, peak time is going to be right in the fall. >> what else have you got for us? >> reporter: cash in on old electronics with sites like gazelle or usell. >> new iphone, ipod, whatever it may be, sell the old one immediately. old ipods $20 on ebay. ipad mini $70 on usell. >> reporter: always be sure to clear your personal info. >> it appears you still have calendar invites on this one. >> reporter: finally don't count out that really outdated tech
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with sites like declutter. >> you get typically a dollar per dvd. probably $40 worth of dvds. >> reporter: and this old boom box. >> 40 bucks on ebay? >> reporter: from a pile of trash to a bundle of cash. the clothes selling for $648. plus, electronics for $178. and miscellaneous items another $311. >> yea. >> thank you. >> reporter: for a grand total of more than $1,100 extra for eliza and her family. >> that's incredible. i'm inspired. i'm going to try and sell some stuff. >> i've got an old commodore 64 that would probably get me ten bucks or so out there. >> i do wish i had held onto my parents' record player, though. >> i know, loaning some records now. don't miss our updates facebook, wnnfans.com. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm kendis gibson. here are some of the top headlines we're following this good morning. i'm reena. >> i'm kendis gibson. >> gop front-runner donald trump digging in his heels refusing to take part in the republican debate with fox news over his ongoing feud with megyn kelly who he says is biased. nasa is observing a day of remembrance at arlington national cemetery. on the 30th anniversary of the space shuttle "challenger" disaster and nearly 50 years after the apollo i fire that killed three astronauts on the launch pad. astronauts are looking for what killed passengers and crew on a transatlantic flight. they found no evidence of hazardous substances anywhere on that plane.
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and the new york attorney general's office found the widespread practice of ticket-fixing is keeping the average fan from being able to get their hands on a ticket from concerts, sports without significant markup. those are some of our top stories on this thursday, january 28th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> so we're going to start this half hour with let's call it a high stakes game of chicken that's taking place in iowa. >> that's a good way of putting it. gop front-runner donald trump insists his ducking the last republican debate on fox news before the caucuses is because of his ongoing feud with moderator fox news anchor megan kelly, who he accuses of being biased and unfair. he took his fight with fox news up with bill o'reilly last night on fox news. >> in your christian faith, there is a very significant tenet, and that's the tenet of forgiveness. i think you should be the bigger man.
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you know, don't you think that's the right thing to do? >> it probably is, but you know, it's called an eye for an eye i guess also. >> right. instead of a debate, trump's camp says they'll host a benefit for veterans. trump is still enjoying a wide lead ahead of his two closest challengers ted cruz and marco rubio. on the democratic side the race is tightening between bernie sanders and hillary clinton. the latest poll of iowa voters has sanders four points ahead of clk and their closest challenger, martin o'malley, barely in the single digits. abc's jonathan karl with the latest. >> reporter: a rare break from the campaign trail for bernie sanders. for a meeting with the guy he wants to replace. the meeting comes just after president obama seemed to tilt toward hillary clinton in an interview with politico. >> she can govern and she can start here day one, more experience than any non-vice president has ever been who aspires to this office.
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>> reporter: clinton took that as an endorsement, but sanders dismissed suggestions he's leaning towards his former secretary of state. >> i think he and the vice president have tried to be fair and even-handed in the process. >> reporter: but as the race tightens, clinton is playing the obama card. >> i don't think president obama gets the credit he deserves. >> reporter: mrs. clinton took time to sign an excuse letter for this high school student. >> i will sign it. that is so cute. >> reporter: but even here, there are signs of bernie sanders' rise. this woman, a hillary supporter, says she may jump ship. what's the chance you change your mind on monday night? it could happen? >> 51 to 49. >> reporter: and hillary clinton says she wants to have another democratic debate next week before the new hampshire primary. it's a sign she's really concerned about bernie sanders' rise. the sanders campaign says they are considering having another debate next week, but that all along they've said they want
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more debates. jonathan karl, abc news, des moines. president obama has marked holocaust remembrance day by honoring four people who risked their lives to protect jews. mr. obama spoke last night at the israeli embassy, the first sitting president to speak there. during his speech, the president said that anti-semitism is on the rise, and an attack on any faith is an attack on all faiths. police in austria are investigating the death of a woman from colorado who has been working as an au pair in vienna. the body of 25-year-old lauren mann was found in her apartment in a pool of blood. police say no weapons were found at the scene but they're reportedly investigating her death as a possible homicide and deepening the mystery, reports say her body was found in total darkness because all the lights in her apartment had burned out. prosecutors allege in newly released court documents that boston marathon bomber tsarnaev showed no remorse. at his sentencing hearing he
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said he was sorry for the lives he took. he has been given the death penalty. the militia member killed in a shootout by authority was remembered by a candlelight vigil last night in oregon. lavoy finicum was a spokesman for the group and late word coming from oregon that three more people have been arrested in connection with the armed group. abc's neal karlinksky is there. >> reporter: the traffic stop that ended with eight oregon militants in custody and one shot dead is being seen as a rallying cry. >> i'm disgusted. i'm heartbroken. that was a wonderful man. >> reporter: lavoy finicum was one of the group's most vocal leaders, once armed and easygoing. relatives claim he was murdered in cold blood with his hands in the air. his picture spreading online as a hero in the patriot movement. police will say little about the traffic stop in which occupation leaders can be seen handcuffed on the ground. at some point, one militia member was wounded and finicum was shot and killed. at least one alleged witness saying finicum charged at police.
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>> there doesn't have to be bloodshed in our community. >> reporter: rather than ending the occupation, the remaining 40 or so inside the compound have dug in. but with their leader asking them to back down, will they? >> they told us that we could safely leave. well, the group that was leaving has a dead man in it, so it depends on what you believe. >> reporter: the eight arrested face serious federal charges but the bigger question is whether still more force will be used to end this occupation once and for all. neal karlinksky, abc news, burns, oregon. well, missouri police department has agreed to a major overhaul following an officer's fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. the plan calls for extensive training, improved procedures for the use of force and recruiting more minority personnel. the department would also be monitored for compliance. if approved, the deal will avert a federal civil rights lawsuit. so, one upside has emerged after walmart's announcement that it's closing more than 100
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stores. prices at those stores, well, there are falling prices, cut by 75%. but shomers in some small towns are furious saying the retail giant forced homegrown businesses out and now walmart is leaving as well. here's abc's steve osunsami. >> reporter: in the tiny coastal town of oriental, north carolina, they feel cheated by walmart. >> they don't care about rural america. >> the town depended on us. >> reporter: renee ireland smith took us to what's left of her family's grocery store that was forced to close in october after 45 years, because it couldn't compete with walmart's everyday low prices. she learned just two weeks ago that the walmart here is closing, too. >> we were fine as a town before they got here. but now we're broken. >> reporter: her anger is shared across america. 269 stores are closing for business reasons. more than 100 of them in our nation's smallest communities that now have no nearby grocery stores or pharmacies. in fairfield, alabama, city leaders wonder how they'll pay the bills.
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the walmart was 35% of the tax base. >> walmart puts a stronghold on any city when they come into that neighborhood, and they tend to drive that little boy out of business all the time. >> reporter: the retailer says walmart will continue to invest in its future with plans to open more than 300 stores worldwide over the coming year. but only half of those stores will be here in the u.s. steve osunsami, abc news, north carolina. >> thank you, steve, for that. how fascinating. i had no idea about the smaller counties. >> we were fine before they got here. words to live by. but that is sad. i can understand why many of these communities feel cheated by that. >> absolutely. a 99-year-old woman, well, she had a scare over an exotic animal. where else but -- >> it's my home state florida. they always make fun of me about this. have you heard of a kinkajou? apparently neither did she till she woke up with one on her chest.
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>> i would have been gone. >> she thought at first it was a cat. when they both got a good look at each other, she freaked out. then it freaked out and it ran into her attic. >> no, no. so, the woman called a daughter and a friend, who were able to lure it out. it turned out to be someone's pet and they were reunited at a miami veterinarian's office. no, thank you. >> i can say that kinkajous are not homegrown in florida. >> they're not? >> no. panthers, yes. manatee, yes. kinkajous, no. >> in the middle of the rain forest in brazil maybe. >> i'm curious how they got it there to begin with. >> weird. coming up, the cost of staying fit and working out in a gym is skyrocketing. we know this very well. but is it worth while as an expense? also ahead, the baby clydesdale horse making a super bowl debut. the beer commercial already getting attention. and caught on camera, the meltdown involving a south florida doctor and her uber driver. that doctor is speaking out explaining her actions. there's a warmup going on in great falls, montana, where
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she made a lot of waves last week when the video was posted online for the world to see. >> of a huge back lash, the woman, a doctor is speaking out for the first time exclusively to abc news. we're "up all nightline" with abc's juju chang. > let him go. >> call 911. >> reporter: it's the drunken meltdown seen around the world millions of times over. >> seriously? >> yeah, serious. get some help. >> reporter: this is dr. anjali ramkissoon, a fourth year neurology resident from florida, in the midst of what she says is an intoxicated temper tantrum. while trying to hijack someone else's uber. >> blooep! >> reporter: it's the latest humiliating moment gone viral. >> she attacked me. >> i'm a five-foot girl that weighs 100 pounds. i'm getting really like belligerent right now. >> reporter: turning ramkissoon into the internet's latest villain. >> i would not wish this on my worst enemy. i've received death threats.
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i received messages people telling me, you should kill yourself. you don't deserve to live. multiple messages saying, you should have been raped that night. [ bleep ]! >> in the car! >> reporter: she sat down exclusively with abc news and admits she was having a bad night. when you watch the video, what goes through your mind? >> that person in that video is not me. i'm embarrassed. i'm so ashamed. >> there's a big difference between an excuse and an explanation. >> yeah. >> but what explains what happened? >> i was very upset. my father was actually placed in the hospital. i had just recently broken up with a boyfriend. >> literally that evening? > minutes prior to and that's why i decided to leave my car there. i had taken a couple drinks and i was trying to catch an uber to get home. >> reporter: the driver, igor, speaking to local station wtvj. >> she was erratic. she was like screaming, cursing.
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>> reporter: he waits for police to arrive. >> good night. >> reporter: that's when anjali says she started tearfully trying to make amends. >> so i apologized that night to him after we settled and i paid him for the damages. he accepted my apology. i was grateful he didn't press charges. >> a lot of people are saying because he didn't press charges, you're getting away with it. >> i don't believe that i got away with it. >> reporter: but once the video started exploding on the internet, the judge and juries on social media began weighing in, calling her an arrogant, drunk little brat that should be charged with assault and should not be practicing medicine. her employer jackson health system put her on administrative leave pending an investigation. ramkissoon isn't the first person caught behaving badly with uber drivers. when benjamin golden, a taco bell executive, was too drunk to give proper directions, his uber driver asked him to get out. >> sir, get out of my car or i will call the police. >> reporter: that's when golden responded with this.
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>> [ bleep ]! >> reporter: the physical assault landed him in jail. his lawyer said it was an isolated incident and he went on a televised apology tour. >> you know, i'm not that person. >> reporter: but he still lost his job. golden is now countersuing the driver for $5 million, saying the driver recorded him illegally. ramkissoon says she's taking the larger lesson to heart. >> will you keep drinking? >> no. >> i mean, right. >> no. after seeing that, the thought of alcohol gives me ptsd at this point. i don't even want to look at it, i don't want to touch it. no. >> reporter: a sobering thought for all of us. juju chang, abc news, new york. >> i love that she's owning up to it. >> yeah. >> and i should point out my good friend britt went through a similar thing last year when she yelled at a tow truck operator and it was caught on camera. >> from espn. >> from espn. we worked together years ago. still close friends. where she got a lot of threats as a result of it, a lot of people calling her a brat. some of it was deserved.
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>> these two different uber attacks, one with the former taco bell executive and this doctor, two very different responses, i think. one person, the male is suing and she came up on "good morning america," "nightline" and apologized. >> let's point out he apologized, as well and then lawyers got involved and he decided to sue. let's give her a week and see how it plays out. >> it doesn't seem like it's going to go down that route. you never know. coming up, the newest star of the super bowl. >> meet mac, the baby clydesdale who is sure to steal the show with the commercials. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ well, as the super bowl nears, there are lots of leaks as to which high-powered commercials will win the ad boels, boels and when the players take a break on the field. >> but in a field far away, another star is set to steal americans' hearts. here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: from budweiser, a tantalizing tease. could this young clydesdale be the star of their new super bowl ad? ♪ here comes the king ♪ here comes the big number one ♪ >> reporter: the king of beers has long since softened the oom-pah of those classic budweiser ads. in 2013, a young foal named hope
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stole the show. budweiser went with a puppy the next time around. the plot line? a stray dog on the fringes of the clydesdales' warm springs ranch makes new friends, who, in his moment of need, scare off the neighborhood bullies. what's in store for the foal? a tweet from anheuser-busch simply says, meet mac. what mac has to do with beer or football? that's another question. david wright, abc news, new york. >> and none of it has to do anything with football or beer. >> but it's fun for those of us who aren't into -- certain people who aren't into football unlike me. >> watching the super bowl without that. >> this might be a good point to remind people of sports with reena the day after football. >> that's going to be exciting. > we're going to have a special edition. >> a full break down of the ten-minute halftime show. >> a breakdown of the best commercials and the national anthem, which i'm looking forward to. don't you think?
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broke to get buff? 30-year-old emily couldn't imagine her life without working out, spending $250 a month at her favorite student yoeshgs the bar method. >> the energy it brings to me makes me step out into the world with a little bit of spring in my step. >> reporter: even if it puts a hole in your wallet? >> it's an investment in myself. >> reporter: while she is temporarily unemployed she puts exercise on the top of her priority list. >> i immediately canceled my cable. i don't go out to eat as much. you know, those things really add up. >> reporter: they do. >> i can shower there. it's a wonderful community. >> reporter: so, you're saving on water. >> i'm saving on water. i'm saving on shampoo. >> reporter: and then there's jeremy, who has a gym membership and loves to frequent barry's boot camp, paying almost $500 a month to get into shape. >> when i spend my money on fitness, it helps with my goal which helps me look better. makes me feel better. >> reporter: jeremy says that
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the feeling he gets after a good workout is priceless. happier now than ever. >> being overweight as a kid i was quiet. and it kind of broke me out of my shell. >> reporter: so, why are so many people dropping the cash and lifting the what's? >> i think if they get great results and they have a good experience and have a sense of community, they will pay for it. >> reporter: while their savings may be weak, their muscles are stronger than ever. >> i don't know about that. >> but you enjoy your gym. you really are a good fitness buff, i would say. >> i don't know. i take out a small loan every month to be able to afford my gym and i'm still not seeing the results. ♪ physical ♪ physical >> but i am. and i don't even go to the gym. >> look at that. >> my pilates classes in my living room are helping. >> it's looking more like a barre class. >> yeah, or just put on your leg warmers. everything looks better with leg warmers. >> they do.
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this morning on "world news now," republican debate drama. >> donald trump refusing to appear at tonight's gop showdown because of the fox moderator. who's trying to convince him to show up as his rivals look for an edge. intense manhunt. the three prison escapees in southern california. new details and insight from investigators as they make several arrests. blizzard hero. a woman waiting for a kidney transplant gets good news from the hospital. it's time to operate. who saved the day during last weekend's snowstorm. and later, breaking bread with oprah winfrey. her weight loss success story that includes her favorite carb. it's thursday, january 28th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now."
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we do say good morning on this thursday. i'm kendis gibson. i'm still checking to see if donald trump is out for tonight's republican debate. >> you're checking flights all night. >> there is that, too. >> what? out of the -- what do the flights have to do with donald trump? you know, i did have a little problem. you know, oprah was talking about how you can eat bread and be on a diet. i wonder how many people yesterday and did what i did, ate bread but didn't join weight watchers. i was like oprah is eating bread? i can eat it now. >> did you just pig out? was it like the last supper? >> i happened to go by italian shop and picked up fresh focaccia which is always very light. >> and the olive oil helps. >> the olive oil always helps, yes. >> but speaking of bread, this has nothing to do with that. we're talking about the republican race and what a mess it is right now. >> 2016 widening rift between donald trump and fox news. it's still going to be an
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interesting night, i think, tonight. >> it will be interesting. it will be rival events taking place. the gop debate set for tonight with trump speaking out last night on fox news, insisting he will not be there. and with the iowa caucuses now just three days away, the latest poll shows trump still enjoying a wide lead ahead of his two closest challengers. abc's stephanie ramos is covering the campaign. >> you know, it's called an eye for an eye, i guess. >> reporter: donald trump taking his fight with fox news to fox news. >> i agreed to do this show with you last week. i didn't cancel it. >> reporter: the gop front-runner on "the o'reilly factor" could not be swayed to reconsider skipping out on the republican debate. >> i was not treated well by fox. i have zero respect for megyn kelly. >> reporter: at a rally in south carolina wednesday night, trump ignoring the debate and instead going after his closest rival, senator ted cruz. >> how does a guy run for the office of president when there's a very major possibility that he's not allowed to do it?
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>> reporter: cruz saying trump's decision amounts to skipping out on a job interview with iowa voters. >> if someone didn't show up at the interview, you know what you'd say? you're fired. >> reporter: the texas senator now challenging trump to a debate, one-on-one. trump tweeted his response saying, can we do it in canada? cruz took it a step further. he's already booked a venue in iowa. on the democratic side, new numbers show bernie sanders with a razor-thin lead in the hawkeye state over hillary clinton. and just days before the first votes are cast, sanders points out she's not even there. in one of his most personal attacks yet. >> she is raising money from a philadelphia investment firm. >> reporter: the clinton campaign is responding saying she met with african-american minsters in philadelphia before the fund-raiser. clinton has one more fund-raiser to go in new york city before making her way back to iowa. stephanie ramos, abc news, washington.
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in other news this morning, there were at least three more arrests at the oregon wildlife refuge. the scene of a militia standoff. the group's leader, amon bundy, issued a statement, asking the government to allow the people to remain at the refuge to depart without being prosecuted. bundy is asking them to stand down, go home, hug your families. the fight he says is now in the courts. so please go home. jason patrick is one of those still holding out hope. >> they told us that we could safely leave. well, the group that was leaving has a dead man in it. there's another man who left and was in arizona and he's in custody. they've said peace and resolution the whole time. it depends on what you believe. >> bundy along with six others have been arraigned in federal court. judge denied bail calling the group a flight risk and a danger to public safety. more arrests are expected in connection with that high-profile prison escape in southern california. five people have been taken
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into custody so far. it's been nearly a week since three men disappeared from a maximum security jail. here's abc's kayna whitworth. >> reporter: abc news the first inside the maximum security prison, learning of arrests in the investigation into the dangerous inmate escape in orange county. the arrests, not of the suspects themselves. and are these people that the justice system is familiar with already? >> yes. >> reporter: here's the roof where authorities say they cut through barbed wire and rappelled down, using that rope made from bed sheets. court documents obtained by abc news shedding new light on the elaborate escape. >> but he obviously was calculating a way to get out of this jail, now that we've seen what has happened. >> reporter: authorities say they sawed through a door to the plumbing system. then fashioned a rope sling so they could pull themselves up into the ventilation tunnels. how it happened without being noticed? still unexplained. hossein nayeri's alleged crimes of attempted murder and torture well documented. jonathan teiu and bac tien duong accused of murder and attempted murder, both with strong gang ties. the sheriff telling me that when
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this jail was originally built 50 years ago, it housed mainly lesser criminals. today, 70% of the inmates are accused of felonies. kayna whitworth, abc news, santa ana, california. to overseas now in poland. a somber anniversary marked at one of the most notorious symbols of human suffering in world war ii. dozens of elderly holocaust survivors laid flowers at the wall of death located inside the concentration camp at auschwitz. many wore blue and white stripes. the camp was liberated 71 years ago by the soviet army. and in arlington national cemetery, another day of remembrance this time by nasa. three decades after a disaster, the space agency will honor its fallen astronauts in ceremonies today marking the 30th anniversary of the "challenger" space shuttle tragedy. in addition to the "challenger" seven-member crew, nasa will remember the three astronauts
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who died on the launch pad in the "apollo 1" fire in 1967. this morning investigators are baffled over why passengers on board an american airlines flight suddenly felt so sick, the pilot had to make an emergency landing. abc's david kerley reports. >> reporter: with a flight attendant collapsing in the aisle, then other crew members and passengers falling ill, the l.a.-bound american airlines flight returned to london to flashing lights and emergency vehicles. members of the band race the horizon were on board. >> she just literally fainted. she just stumbled literally within touching distance of me. it was crazy. i've never witnessed anything like that. >> reporter: that's when the others started falling ill around the band member. american airlines says two passengers complained, and london officials say four crew members were lightheaded. all were released. london fire crews checked inside the aircraft and all the luggage which was taken off the boeing 777. no hazardous substance was detected by the crews. so it is still a mystery why those people became ill on the flight. david kerley, abc news, washington.
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a woman from colorado working as an au pair in austria has been found dead in her apartment in vienna. the 25-year-old identified as lauren mann was found in a pool of blood. they are reportedly investigating her death as a possible homicide. reports say her body was found in total darkness because all the lights in her apartment had burned out. in mexico, meantime, we get new video released by authorities showing drug kingpin joaquin "el chapo" guzman arriving at the maximum security prison after recapture earlier this month it shows him being fingerprinted and processed at the same prison from which he escaped last july and shows guzman after getting his head shaved being informed about the process for his extradition to the united states.
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interest rates will stay the same at least for now despite some economic slowdown with economic growth. however the federal reserve is pledging to keep a close eye on turbulence around the world and in the financial marks investors not too thrilled about the fed's decision to keep rates alone. the down 222 points. wendy's is investigating a possible security breach. the fast food chain said it had gotten reports of unusual activity on cards that had recently been used at some of its locations. apparently fraudulent charges were showing up on cards after they had been used at wendy's. the lowly cable box may be due for an upgrade. under a new proposal from the fcc, cable and satellite customers could purchase the device they use to watch programming. right now nearly everyone must lease the box from their provider to the tune of about $230 a year. is that how much we're paying? the proposal comes up for vote next month. just over a week away from super bowl 50 and ticket prices are now topping $5300 each. it comes as new york attorney general's office finds that the average fan these days has no
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chance of buying a decent seat to any popular event at face value. less than half the tickets for concerts, sports and other events are reserved for the public, but most are held by insiders. and much of what is released in the end by the brokers who resell, it's done at a significant markup. >> concert tickets are ridiculous nowadays. by the way, speaking of the super bowl, just south of san francisco, nfl crews are busy decking out levi stadium for super bowl 50. >> it's the biggest issue is the stadium's playing field. making sure that el nino storms don't drench the newly grown sod. the ground crew are kolding that grass daily and they promise it will be perfect on game day. and scoreboards are also being tested every day. and the 49ers' logos are long gone, replaced by those of the denver broncos and carolina panthers mostly. the big number 50 seen everywhere on super bowl signs, as well. those are there, as well. >> lots of preparations. >> yeah.
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coming up, it's national blueberry pancake day. and we're being served an amazing breakfast with an enticing twist. >> i should have saved my carbs for this morning. speaking of food and oprah winfrey, the success of the weight watchers and how she's breaking bread and losing weight. and a woman who was waiting for a transplant and got the call to go to the hospital, except there was a blizzard. how a hero made it happen. also, check out our behind the saeps pics on instagram, abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." wmn. you're watching "world news now." bulous garden party for her birthday. so i mowed the lawn, put up all the decorations. i thought i got everything. almost everything! you know, 1 in 10 houses could get hit by a septic disaster, and a bill of up to $13,000. but for only $7 a month, rid-x is scientifically proven to break down waste, helping you avoid a septic disaster. rid-x. the #1 brand used by septic
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okay. so you're looking at surveillance video from philadelphia showing the moment that a van slammed into two vehicles and a house after both men in the vehicle had been shot. seconds later, video shows the two men who were shot fleeing the scene on foot. both men did survive. one had been shot in the face. police have made an arrest in that shooting but they're looking for other suspects who may have been involved in that scene. baltimore expects to have completely dug out of all of its streets by tomorrow. six days after that historic blizzard and things finally getting back to normal in newark, new jersey. kids back in school yesterday. but the clean-up not over yet. while most roads are passable, giant snow banks blocked many side streets. as the snow melts and more people dig out, we're really uncovering some incredible stories from the big storm. >> including one woman with a
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chance of a life-saving transplant, but very little window of time. enter her very empathetic and brave knight in the shining armor. abc's eva pilgrim has the story. >> reporter: a storm shutting down new york just as melody got the news she had been waiting a year and a half to hear. >> when she called and said, we have a kidney for you, i almost fell off the bed. >> reporter: now the 64-year-old would have to beat the clock and the weather to get to the stonebrook university hospital. she had less than 24 hours to get on the operating table. her knight in a shining ambulance pete amato. >> i think the realization was when i said to you one person's tragedy is another's miracle. >> reporter: he understood because a decade ago his own brother received a life-saving kidney transplant in the whiteout conditions barely missing multiple accidents along the way. >> my fear is we were going to get stuck. >> reporter: the pair made it, rushing her into the 3 1/2-hour operation.
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this morning she and her new kidney are doing well. >> so many people have to sign the back of their license and donate especially if you die. what do you need your kidney for? >> reporter: eva pilgrim, abc news, new york. >> she's right. >> good advice. >> so important. >> she had been waiting for 18 months. >> that driver's license so key to be a donor. coming up in our next half hour, hoping for a cure for a different ailment. and the miracle drug pamela anderson says saved her. our reporter confronting the politician standing in the way of others who need the same treatment but can't afford it. but first, oprah's midas touch, turning tweets into gold. dropping pounds while eating bread every day. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our
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♪ everybody's got a hungry heart ♪ ♪ lay down your money and play your card ♪ well, it's the story of weight loss inspiring millions. not just millions of people, but millions of dollars. >> we're talking about oprah winfrey, the weight watchers pitchwoman and company investor. she's revealing her success and also cashing in at the same time. >> and eating bread. >> yes. and here's abc's abbie boudreau. >> my favorite breakfast because i love bread. >> reporter: and her love for bread not slowing down her diet. oprah now announcing her 26-pound weight loss while never depriving herself of her favorite thing. >> i don't deny myself bread. i have bread every day. >> reporter: no denying oprah's long-time struggle with her weight, trying for years to stay slim. >> it is amazing to me that i can't lift it but i used to carry it around every day. >> reporter: now she's turning to weight watchers and its
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calorie-counting point system to finally lose the weight and keep it off. and she says it's working. tweeting this week to her 30 million followers, eat bread, lose weight. what? #comejoinme. but eating bread every single day? >> the grainiest, nuttiest, seed bread. >> reporter: nutritionist maya feller says it is possible to lose weight while eating bread, but warns not to get carried away. >> don't be afraid of carbs. just know what you're eating. when you pay attention to portion size, you can lose weight. >> reporter: she says read the label. anything with the words whole grain or whole wheat is best for weight loss. the queen of talk now hoping her new weight loss message will inspire others. >> if not now, when? i feel that way and i know millions of other people feel that way. >> reporter: abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. >> okay. so what better way to celebrate all of oprah's success than with some carbs. >> uh-huh.
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>> let's do it. >> national blueberry pancake day. and all the good folks at driscolls you see here, have hooked us up sending us chef david bonham with a variation of the breakfast treat. wow, look at there. >> they're really hot, so the whipped cream has melted. the whipped cream has no points because it's national blueberry pancake day. >> this is like 500 weight watcher points. >> it's zero. >> this is gorgeous. because i love to make my kids pancakes on the weekend, but what's the secret to a really good pancake? >> getting your kids involved for one and putting blueberries is a great way. what we do, a lemon ricotta blueberry pancake. we use ricotta and milk and then we beat the egg whites and fold it in so they get nice and light and fluffy. >> so the egg whites to do what? >> they make it light, puff up more. gives it a delicate texture. >> get rid of the yolk. >> no, it's there, as well. you beat them so they get all fluffy.
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>> would it be good? >> you can definitely add bourbon to that. >> i would put bourbon and maple syrup together. you don't even need maple syrup. bourbon and maple syrup together. you don't need maple syrup. garden party for her birthday. a fabulous so i mowed the lawn, put up all the decorations. i thought i got everything.
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and i enjoy it. feel the difference with k-y ultragel. and now it's time for "the mix." so, a minnesota girls basketball team was told over the weekend, guess what, girls, you guys are too good, so we're not going to let you play in our northwest suburban basketball league anymore. >> what? >> can you believe that. it was a three-on-three weekend showcase for the girls. the coach and parents and them found out they have new rules. they're just so good, their skill level is not good for the club. so they're going to pull them out of the league. the coach is like, wait a minute. he's going to protest and plead his case to officials on monday. they're hoping to get back in. >> that's never happened to the brooklyn nets. never will. okay. take a look at golfer thomas peters. a good-looking guy. has good hair.
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a young guy. this is what he actually looks like. then the pga got involved and decided, you know what, kid, you need a haircut. >> so they made him cut his hair? >> no. so they photoshopped. this is his official pga photo there on the left of the screen. and then that's what he normally looks like. he put it out there and said, this is really what i look like, folks. the side by side. >> i like him with longer hair >> yeah, more bad boy. oh, well. >> all right. don't let them photoshop your hair, folks. that's the lesson of that story. >> actually, i have long hair. >> that didn't work, huh? well, a former manchester united forward shinji congawa takes on 30 school children in a really interesting, look at him. versus the 30 school children. it's a bizarre sort of football game and they score. look at that. they can't keep up with him. >> i can't believe that he scored on them. >> he did score on them. >> that's not nice. >> and then he celebrated
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scoring past that child. all right. so, this is my favorite thing of all time. you know i have this weird little obsession with great falls, montana. >> you do. >> yes. and happening in great falls, montana, right now and since monday, something called live in it to win it. >> okay. >> so these are four people, three guys, one woman, they're all in this dodge ram and they're going to live there and try to outlast each other to see who will win this $38,000 truck. >> what? >> yes. so this is earlier today. do we have the live picture of right now? oh, they just turned the lights out. but this is stimulating right now, folks. this is life in great falls, montana. they just turned the lights out within the last few seconds. >> wow. >> so, they're just going to live in it. i should point out, the last person that did this last year, stayed in it for more than 390 hours, or roughly 16 days. >> what if you have to go to the bathroom? what do you do? >> you get a ten-minute break
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this morning on this morning on "world news now," defiant donald trump. he's refusing to take the stage at tonight's gop debate. his dispute with fox news and how he's speaking out overnight. january twisters. the frightening storms flipping cars, ripping through property, tearing up a college campus. the survival stories and the threat today. and new this half hour, turning breast milk into art. >> jewelry created by a mom for other moms. finding beauty in a very unusual concept. would you buy it? and later, who is playing michael jackson in an upcoming movie? there's controversy over this role because the actor is not black. that's in "the skinny" on this thursday, january 28th. >> announcer: from abc news,
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this is "world news now." we do say good morning to you, everybody. i'm kendis gibson. >> always good to start a mornings with mj. >> michael jackson, absolutely. there's controversy. you know, about who they selected for this role. >> kind of interesting, yeah. >> one of the oscar controversies we've been talking about is there are no good roles for black actors. >> oh, kendis. >> and apparently, this is a good role for a black actor. >> it's an interesting story, though. we'll get to that in a bit. but another controversy that is surrounding tonight's gop debate on fox news. >> yeah. donald trump insisting he will not take part in tonight's debate pushing senator ted cruz into center stage, surrounded by the six other republicans. trump spoke out again last night. here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: in iowa, a high stakes game of chicken. donald trump insists he's ducking the last gop debate before the caucuses, for reasons he outlined to bill o'reilly. >> i was not treated well by fox. they came out with this ridiculous pr statement.
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it was like drawn up by a child. >> reporter: the donald apparently not swayed by o'reilly's appeals. >> in your christian faith, there is a very significant tenet, and that's of forgiveness. >> you know, it's called an eye for an eye also, you can look at it that way. >> reporter: instead of the debate, trump's camp officially announced they'll be hosting a benefit for veterans. ted cruz threw down the gauntlet, offering to debate trump. groups backing cruz are proposing $1.5 million for vets if he'll accept the challenge. trump tweeted back suggesting they'd do it in canada, cruz's birth place. what it all comes down to is an unprecedented battle between the front running republican republican candidate and the news outlet. >> we love trump, and the front running republican news outlet. >> there's a new campaign to try and take down donald trump.
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>> reporter: bottom line, trump doesn't like the moderator. >> i'm not a fan of megyn kelly. i think she's a third-rate reporter. >> reporter: oh, how the times have changed. >> do you really think that you're a better moderator than i am? >> no, i could never beat you. there would be no contest. you have done a great job, by the way, and i mean it. >> reporter: that's from a fox news interview four years ago when donald trump, then the host of the "celebrity apprentice." >> you're fired. >> reporter: was actually scheduled to moderate a republican presidential debate in iowa. but the candidates didn't like that idea. rand paul even put out a statement saying the selection of a reality television personality to host a presidential debate is beneath the office of the presidency and flies in the face of that office's history and dignity. now, megyn kelly told e.t. she's not convinced trump won't blink. >> i'll be surprised if he doesn't come. i mean, i know he says he doesn't want to now, but i'll really be surprised because i feel like the people of iowa are still persuadable. >> reporter: the art of the deal meets the ultimate reality show. i'm david wright in new york. >> on the democratic side, the race is tightening between
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bernie sanders and hillary clinton three days before the iowa caucuses. the latest poll puts sanders just four points ahead of clinton in iowa. and now the real question is, which candidate will president obama back on the campaign trail? clinton has been playing the obama card, but off the trail, sanders met privately with the man he's hoping to replace. >> the president and i discussed this morning a number of issues, foreign policy issues, domestic issues, occasionally a little bit of politics. >> the meeting comes just after the president seemed to tilt towards hillary clinton in an interview with politico, but sanders dismissed suggestions that president obama was leaning towards his former secretary of state. what should have been a routine traffic stop along a busy atlanta area highway turned deadly. a georgia state trooper tried stopping a speeding pickup truck but the driver took off triggering a ten-mile chase and a traffic backup. when the truck finally stopped, the driver stepped out and fired a handgun. the troopers fired back. the driver later died in
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surgery. one trooper was injured but is expected to recover. the widow of a chicago area police officer who died in a staged suicide has been indicted by a grand jury. melodie gliniewicz faces charges for helping her late husband siphon thousands of dollars from a charity. investigators say they used the money for a trip to hawaii and to dine at restaurants. her lawyer says gliniewicz was a victim of her husband's secret actions. candlelight vigil was held last night in oregon for the militiaman killed in a shootout by authorities. ammon bundy along with six others had been denied bond after an appearance in federal court. he issued a statement urging the remaining members still at the wildlife refuge to go home. at least three more arrests were made overnight. more arrests are expected in connection with that
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high-profile prison escape in southern california. five people have been taken into custody so far. it's been nearly a week now since the three men disappeared from a maximum security jail. the jail has revised its head count procedures because it took so long to discover the men were missing. public health investigators now say about 200 children have elevated levels of lead in their blood, a new development from the water crisis in flint, michigan. it comes as investigators say the lead levels in the city's water supplies have been trending better, but it's still too soon to give the go ahead for residents to resume drinking unfiltered water. much of south florida will be cleaning up today after tornados tore through the area. the impact was so intense, authorities are saying it's a miracle that no one died. abc's phillip mena is on the scene. >> reporter: tornado warnings just after 9:00 a.m. >> why don't we get under the bridge, kyle? >> reporter: kyle mcafee and his father in their truck, caught in the middle of it. >> we're in the tornado. >> reporter: nowhere to go. taking refuge under this overpass. winds up to 100 miles an hour, tearing through the college
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campus nearby. >> there was, like, a tidal wave of clouds and water. >> reporter: this was the scene when it was over. a car dropped on top of another. this truck flipped on its side. roofs shredded off buildings nearby. trees downed. >> i seen that tree just snap like it was a toothpick. i'm still shaken up, i mean, i didn't even know which way to go. >> reporter: back on that highway, this car lifted right up from the southbound lane, landing northbound. the driver still inside. >> that was the one minor injury that we had. so, we're very fortunate. >> reporter: and you can see what the storm did to this gated community. trees ripped out of the ground, the roof blown off and families here are bracing for more. phillip mena, abc news, coconut creek, florida. okay. so watch out for storm warnings again today from ft. myers to west palm beach with up to 3 inches of rain. dangerous winds and downpours in the pacific northwest. snow around the great lakes, milder in the northeast. >> 70s in los angeles and miami.
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50s in atlanta, denver and seattle. 40s in kansas city and boston. 30s in chicago and minneapolis. to texas and an artist with an unusual creation. >> she has figured out a way to make jewelry out of her own breast milk. it turns out if you add preservatives and let it sit for a week in the refrigerator, the milk turns into a solid that can be shaped and molded. and she's not stopping at breast milk. she's also using placenta. >> is that legal? >> why would she do such a thing? >> i don't know. >> i really wanted a special way to commemorate that bond between mother and child, and i just wanted a wearable piece of art, and i created breast milk jewelry. >> okay. well, for the hundreds of women who purchased her creations, it's been therapeutic. some are dealing with postpartum depression. they say those creations have been life-giving. > that's good if it's helping other women, that's great. i got to tell you, i get a little jealous when i see this. >> why?
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>> because i had difficulty breastfeeding, and to see she had so much she could turn it into jewelry, makes me a little upset. you don't understand, do you? it's very difficult, the breastfeeding process so -- >> the struggle is real. >> the struggle is real. >> i tried to do it for years. >> you said you wanted one of those necklaces. you thought it was interesting. tried it for years, all right. coming up -- i mean, it's tough, i guess. i don't know. the placenta as well, though? >> i know. >> that's where we draw the line. >> probably is. coming up in "the skinny," controversy as a white actor is chosen to play michael jackson in a movie. >> that was really uncomfortable breast milk. also ahead, turning all that junk and old clothing in your closet into treasure. could you be hanging on to $1,000. the treatment that saved pamela anderson's life. why is this medicine not available to so many others who need it? you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by mucinex.
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>> russia declared a flu russia declared a flu epidemic and say the influenza virus has spread across the country from eastern europe. hospitals are busy treating patients with high fevers in moscow. as many as 70 deaths are also reported. public health investigators say most cases are h1n1 bird flu. we have new details about the drug that may have saved pamela anderson's life. >> you recall she made headlines by revealing she's now free of hepatitis c after more than a decade. we're learning more about the treatment that cured her. abc's jim avila with the story. >> reporter: for pamela anderson who saved lives on tv, it seemed
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like a real death sentence. >> they told me that i would die in ten years. >> reporter: diagnosed with help tight hepatitis "c." >> i just think looking back that i maybe was a little more reckless than i would have been. i think it's always kind of hanging over your head. >> reporter: but then three months ago, the incurable suddenly cured in a 12-week medical miracle. >> 12 weeks and gone, yes. >> reporter: anderson had taken the new drug sovaldi and is back promoting vegan shoes and a new cooking show. she had good health insurance covering the near six-figure price tag. not everyone is so lucky, which is why i'm staking out this man. >> i'm fred upton. >> reporter: fred upton, congressman from michigan, who over the last five years has blocked every bill proposed in congress to change the law that prevents medicare from negotiating the price of prescription drugs. >> the government isn't getting the best prices for their drugs because the government can't negotiate. >> we'll talk a little later. >> we've been trying to talk to you for two months.
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>> reporter: the congressman says $300,000 in donations he received from drug companies in 2014 has nothing to do with it. and he's working on a bill of his own to fix the problem. >> look to the right. >> reporter: but for now, only the wealthy and well-insured often have access to expensive miracle cures. >> i was really fortunate. >> reporter: jim avila, abc news, detroit. do you know having medicare negotiate drug prices is something that donald trump says he agrees, hillary clinton agrees, bernie sanders agrees, but they also say drug companies would never allow that. >> it's fascinating knowing it's brought them all together. so many people suffer from hep c. it's good wide-reaching impacts on all of them. >> true. coming up, the controversial casting choice to play michael jackson. plus, kanye west's twitter war taking a strange turn. we'll explain in "the skinny."
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sound like sports a little bit because we're going to talk about the qb controversy looming over the upcoming super bowl. >> broncos' leader peyton manning under investigation for performance-enhancing drugs. >> the nfl says it is conducting a comprehensive review of allegations that manning had human growth hormones delivered to his house. those allegations arose after a pharmacy intern spoke to al jazeera and their reporters there claiming that manning's wife had shipments of hgh sent from an anti-aging clinic. >> the intern has since recanted his story. the nfl investigation not expected to be complete before super bowl 50. >> okay, so let's get to the other quarterback that is playing in the super bowl. the panthers' cam newton addressing the criticism that he's faced throughout his career, playing a position commonly played by white folks in a league where more than two-thirds of the players are black. >> and newton aware of the criticism he's faced early in his career for his behavior yesterday addressed his detractors.
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>> i'm an african-american quarterback that may scare a lot of people because they haven't seen nothing that they can compare me to. >> doug williams? anyway, panthers' head coach ron rivera defended his quarterback saying, i don't think he wants to be known as an african-american quarterback. i think he wants to be known as a quarterback and a great one at that. all right. and speaking of race, it's been an interesting casting choice to play michael jackson. despite all the uproar over the racially skewed oscar nominees the british television channel sky hearts has reportedly cast joseph fiennes to play the late king of pop. >> yeah. in case you're wondering, joseph is white, even though jackson was black at one point. however, his appearance did famously change quite a bit over the latter half of his life, which is when the made-for-tv movie takes place. it's about the fabled road trip
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that jackson took with elizabeth taylor and marlon brando in 2001. the trio attempting to drive home from new york to l.a. after 9/11. what do you think of it? >> very interesting. i wonder if marlon brando will be played by a black guy. >> maybe reuben studdard. i don't know. >> no. >> but clearly, i mean, you know, joseph fiennes has a bigger nose than michael jackson. so i don't know about the casting choice. >> you know, it's interesting. a lot of controversy over that choice. next up, kanye west and his heavy presence on twitter as he gets ready to release his new album. >> yesterday we told you about the provocative hip-hop star's change of heart when it comes to the title of his album opting for "waves" over "swish" and posting a shot of his tentative track listing along with the scribblings of his kardashian family members and other clab
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rarities. apparently another rapper is not a fan of the name change. >> wiz khalifa took to social media citing other artists who have used the term. you might imagine kanye did not take kindly to the criticism. >> he hit back with a flurry of tweets that have since been deleted. including you own waves? own your child. oh, smack talk. then he got kind of weird saying i went to look at your twitter and you were wearing cool pants. and then maybe i couldn't be skinny and tall, but i'll settle for being the greatest artist of all time as a consolation. >> right. >> it went back and forth for a little while. >> kept you up. you were following it. >> kept watching it. by the way, miguel has a new song that came out yesterday that is also called "waves." so kanye doesn't own it. >> okay. finally, breaking baby news. tyra banks is a new mom. the supermodel and media guru announced she and her boyfriend erik asla welcomed a baby boy through surrogacy. thanking the angel of a woman who carried their miracle baby
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with two medicines in one pill. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. ♪ ♪ >> trapped in the closet by who? oh, r. kelly. all right. who knew that one. finally, this half hour, you may have treasure trapped in your closet. >> got it now? >> packed with unwanted clothing and old gadgets. >> you could have stashed away $1,000 in valuables and selling it all could be easier than you think. here's abc's rebecca jarvis. >> reporter: throwing away money might have worked for leo's character in "the wolf of wall street," but for the rest of us, making a few extra dollars sounds a lot more enticing. enter learnvest founder alexa von tobel. >> hi. >> how are you?
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>> reporter: today's goal, show mom eliza danielson how to spot 1,000 bucks right inside her closet. first up, turn your old clothes into cash. alexa gives us her secret on how to get the most from sites like tradesy and posh mark. >> doing things as an outfit works well for adult clothes just like this. so you can price them together and get a little bit more money and get rid of more stuff. >> reporter: pairing this dress with the shoes makes an outfit for a quick $100. next, make selling seasonal. >> winter coats, peak time is going to be right in the fall. >> what else have you got for us? >> reporter: cash in on old electronics with sites like gazelle or usell. >> new iphone, ipod, whatever it may be, sell the old one immediately. old ipods $20 on ebay. ipad mini $70 on usell. >> reporter: always be sure to clear your personal info. >> it appears you still have calendar invites on this one. >> reporter: finally don't count out that really outdated tech
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with sites like declutter. >> you get typically a dollar per dvd. probably $40 worth of dvds. >> reporter: and this old boom box. >> 40 bucks on ebay? >> reporter: from a pile of trash to a bundle of cash. the clothes selling for $648. plus, electronics for $178. and miscellaneous items another $311. >> yea. >> thank you. >> reporter: for a grand total of more than $1,100 extra for eliza and her family. >> that's incredible. i'm inspired. i'm going to try and sell some stuff. >> i've got an old commodore 64 that would probably get me ten bucks or so out there. >> i do wish i had held onto my parents' record player, though. >> i know, loaning some records now. don't miss our updates facebook, wnnfans.com. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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making news in america this morning, debate day with someone missing. the gop front-runner donald trump refusing to go on stage and still taking shots at moderator megyn kelly. plus, bernie sanders and his meeting with president obama. breaking overnight, more arrests in the oregon standoff plus a new message from the group's leader to his followers who are still holed up on federal land. daring rescue. strangers banding together forming a human chain to save a driver with his truck on the edge of a cliff. and strange surprise for a woman waking up. an animal usually found in the jungle in her bed.

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